Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Book Review: Day Zero by Kresley Cole

Release Date: August 1st, 2016
Read: August, 17th-19th, 2016
Publisher: Valkyrie Press
Series: The Arcana Chronicles, #3.5
Format: Kindle Edition, 174 pages
Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Description from GoodReads:

   Ashes to ashes . . .
   Evie Greene’s story of the Flash is just one of many. All over the world, those connected in some way to the lethal Arcana game—like Death, Jack, and Fortune—must first survive a horrifying night of blood and screams. 

   We all fall down.
   Some will have to grapple with new powers; all will be damned to a hellish new existence of plague, brutality, desolation, and cannibalism. Find out who they lost, why they endure, and what they sacrificed in order to live past Day Zero. . . . 


  And so it begins...
   For the longest time I had thought that Day Zero was the next novel in the Arcana Chronicles, the one that followed Dead of Winter. But after looking into the reasoning of a longer gap than usual between book releases, I discovered that the publishing house for the series swapped. In the end they announced Day Zero as a novella and a full length novel would follow a month later. I couldn't have been happier, or so I thought. The new publishing reached out to me and offered to send me e-ARCs of both Day Zero and Arcana Rising, and being such huge fan of the series, how could I refuse?
   Day Zero was a simple and sweet book, put together for us to have a list of all the arcana, their traits, and backstory. Then to sweeten the deal even more, Cole included small stories of how each of the Arcana experienced the flash. Well, almost all of them, she left out a few arcana that had been murdered off in the previous books, or that were just no relevance to the story anymore.
   With having so many Arcana, I was intrigued by all of their stories. Obviously you had a favourite or two when reading them, personally I really enjoyed the Sun, the Priestess and of course Death. The Sun having a little bit different romantic relationship than what people usually see, really intrigued me. Then of course already knowing the Priestess and Death, it was nice to see a little more of their backgrounds, and get to know them a bit more.
   Even if I did have my favourites, I overall enjoyed most of the stories, getting creeped out with some of them, or somewhat giggling at others.
   Day Zero was a nice little refresher in preparation for Arcana Rising, although it is technically a bunch of novellas about what happened during Poison Princess, I highly recommend reading it in publication order, reading it after Dead of Winter. I would definitely recommend it to fans of the series!


Favourite Quote:

"I was in an insane asylum. And maybe I belonged here...

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Dystopian, Apocalypse, Tarot Cards, Battle to the Death

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